Specimen Information

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
(Pink Salmon)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39885
GroupFishes
GenusOncorhynchus
Speciesgorbuscha
Common NamePink Salmon
StateOH
LocalityLake Erie
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04120200
Map
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Collection Month9
Collection Year1979
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:2
Author:Trautman, M.B.
Date:1981
Title:The fishes of Ohio.
Publisher:Ohio State University Press
Pages:782 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:760
Author:Emery, L.
Date:1981
Title:Range extention of pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) into the lower Great Lakes.
Journal:Fisheries
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:7-10
CommentsExpanded range from initial planting in Lake Superior in 1956 into each of the Great Lakes, where it is now the only self-sustaining species of salmon.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected8-10


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